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coach? >> oh. >> reporter: this one transformed into abe lincoln. >> what do you like about him? >> his honesty, i guess. >> reporter: only in washington. >> about my seventh call for a bear. i was like what's going on? >> reporter: turned out people attending this weekend's rally on the mall were trying to be stephen colbert, but whatever costume you're thirsty for, you better get to work, only two days until halloween. on capitol hill beth parker, fox 5 news. >> i still haven't come up with one just yet. the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter now with the news edge at 11:00. initial examination of those packages has determined that they do apparently contain explosive materials. >> chilling words from president obama, explosive packages found on cargo jets bound for the u.s. tonight the threat has launched fears of a new al qaeda campaign of terror. the multiple attacks span across the map. the packages were intercepted in dubai and north of london
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headed from yemen to two jewish synagogues in chicago. fox 5's maureen umeh working this one down in the satellite center. >> this all started with a tip from saudi arabia president obama getting the call about 10:35 and you can imagine there was a long night of meetings, directives and intense global investigation, what officials found in the two suspicious packages were toner cartridges with wires attached addressed to religious institutions in chicago. all day today across the country federal law enforcement began tracking and screening suspicious packages from yemen in multiple locations including philadelphia, san francisco and in the suburbs of new york city. tonight u.s. officials believe al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is behind. this the american cleric anwar al awlaki is at the top of their lists. >> i know authorities did tests on those cartridges. what did they find out? >> reporter: the preliminary
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tests show it is petn, the same stuff the christmas day underwear bomber umar farouk abdulmutallab tried to use in that failed christmas day attack and also the same stuff found from richard reid, the shoe bomber back in 2001. >> we had a scare at bwi. a lot of people are on edge here. is there still a threat? >> reporter: there is no indication from intelligence that there is a further threat, but officials obviously are still investigating looking at anything that might give an indication that there might be more trouble ahead. also there is heightened security involved in shipments coming from abroad. u.s. and fedex has suspended all shipments coming from yemen, at least for the time being. >> the bwi scare turned out to be nothing as well. the packages were addressed to synagogues in chicago, but tonight it's putting d.c.'s jewish community on high alert. the warning came from the executive director of the jewish community relations council by e-mail asking
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members and staff of jewish institutions to be vigilant, be on the lookout for anything suspicious coming from abroad and call police if there's even a hint of concern. today's news put passengers on edge especially at international airports across the country. fox 5's roby chavez checks out the security situation at dulles tonight. >> reporter: there is a heightened state of awareness from both passengers and authorities. tonight near the cargo area of dulles international airport we noticed this. several patrols from the tsa's explosives and canine units as trucks came in and out of the cargo area. on the other side of the airport in the passenger terminal passengers say the latest threat has not only got them more alarmed but also more vigilant. some say this latest incident exposes the need to do more screening of packages both on cargo and passenger planes. >> it was a little bit of hesitation but i'm confident about their security measures. so i think i'll be all right. >> i think so long as security is tight that gives the
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passengers comfort. the fact of a cargo plane shows that they're probably diverting their attention away from passenger planes because of security. anyway that's my hope. >> those international passengers say they are also concerned about different screening procedures from country to country. for example, what you travel in the u.s., you must remove your shoes for screening. passengers leaving from india today and other countries say it's not the norm at some european airports. our other big story this evening, for the second time in two weeks shots are fired at the marine corps museum in triangle, virginia. today the fbi released a profile of the person they think is behind the recent shootings. >> the subject has likely experienced a significant personal crisis within the past several months. this event may have been the loss of a job or status, divorce, financial hardship, death of a loved one or other perceived failure. >> the fbi believes a marine may be pulling the trigger.
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the pentagon in fairfax county marine recruiting stations have been targeted. no one has been hurt in the gunfire. with the gunman on the loose security is being beefed up for the marine corps marathon sunday. tens of thousands of runners will participate in the annual event and there will be thousands of spectators as well. as fox 5's bob barnard tells us, police will be taking extra precautions. >> reporter: at the d.c. convention center this afternoon marathon runners are checking in for a 26-mile race now under a cloud of concern. >> it's unsettling what is going on and hopefully things will resolve and we get the people responsible. >> however it ends up it ends up, but we've got great soldiers and coastguard, you name it. they'll always be here to protect us. >> reporter: also running sunday iraq and afghanistan war veterans, marine johnny thor among them. >> i trust the marines and police will be able to protect us. >> reporter: across the city u.s. marine commanders and fbi officials say they're not
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taking the potential threat lightly. >> the public should be assured that everything possible will be done to make this marathon safe. >> we're going to run this race taking into account the incidents that have taken place with the shooting. we're cooperating fully with the fbi to get additional information. additional measures are being put in place to what is already a very robust security plan that we have in place. >> reporter: along the race route today final preparations for the convergence of some 50,000 runners. area police agencies working together to provide security. >> we do have a robust security plan in place and i think that we've covered just about every eventuality that we can have. >> reporter: counting on spectators and runners to keep their eyes and ears open. arlington county police say they'll be ready. >> we prepare for the worst eventuality when we do the security for the race. we are aware of what's going on and we will try to be prepared for it.
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>> reporter: former fbi profiler greg mccrary says authorities are right to be on alert. >> i think the fact he's chosen not to shoot people is a very positive thing. i'd be very surprised if he were to show up and begin to engage people or, something but with that said nonetheless everyone needs to be vigilant and aware that this is going on and just be reasonable and prudent in what they do. >> reporter: the fbi, police and marines are not giving specific details about their security plans but seem confident they job. in arlington, virginia, bob barnard, fox 5 news. the latest tonight on that foiled terror plot to attack several metro stations in virginia. the man accused, farooque ahmed made a brief appearance in strict court in alexandria today. ahmed -- in district court in alexandria today. ahmed's lawyers said he will not fight bond. a man shot dead today in
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northwest. the identity has not been confirmed, but sources tell fox 5 the wounded are a mother, son and a 13-year-old girl is dead. the suspected shooter then carjacked two cars, one a metro access vehicle on shepherd street. he was eventually caught after crashing into a building. hours away from the rally to restore sanity and/or fear. up next we'll hear from a creator of the daily show, plus stephen colbert and his ties to d.c.'s delegates. >> temperatures out there chilly. there's actually a frost and freeze advisory in place. we'll talk about that plus how cold will it go and what about the weekend all coming up. first quick check of our rundown. the news edge is back after. this hang tight. this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. 
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last minute preps as the stage is set for two big rallies on the national mall. jon stewart and stephen colbert are hosting the rally to restore sanity and/or fear held between the capitol and washington monuments from noon until 3:00. jon stewart's the daily show started as a satire of everyday news. so creator liz winstead stopped by to talk about the show and the idea of this weekend's rally. >> all of a sudden glenn beck is out on the trail doing his big rally with sarah palin. part of the satire they hadn't done yet was let's do our own rally accident you know. glenn beck was trying to -- rally, you know. glenn beck was trying to restore honor for some reason or thought he could. >> stephen colbert's rally getting a lot of attention as well, even from d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes nor ton. a northwest restaurant created a new drink called eleanor's
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revenge, a reference to the popular feud between norton and colbert featured in several episodes of the colbert report. norton said the rallies have helped spotlight d.c.'s quest for the vote in congress, something colbert makes light of on the show. norton plans to attend tomorrow's rally, by the way. everything you need to know about the rally is on www.myfoxdc.com including road closures to help you get around and the entire interview with the daily show co-creator is posted. log on and click mornings. coming up next here a jail beatdown. find out why guards used the suspected serial stabber as a punching bag and what he looked like when he appeared in court. plus we'll show you the new security technology you night see the next time you fly out of dulles. and the skins looking for a little revenge after that year. can the struggling offense deliver against the lions? the sports edge coming up.  , h
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woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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a guilty verdict tonight in the 4-year-old murder case of a maryland music producer. jamal alexis was on trial for killing raymond scottie beats brown in october, 2006 and was also found guilty in connection with the murders of two other men and the attempted murder of a third. one was a key witness in the beats murder case. alexis will be sentenced in december. a serial stabbing suspect this court with bruises and a black eye. authorities say officers pounced on elias a beisel la saddam and used a stun -- elias
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abuelazam. to a health alert a popular drug under recall tonight. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >> we begin with a recall of a popular cholesterol drug. no. 5 pfizer is recalling 38,000 bottles of lipitor due to complaints about a moldy smell. pfizer said the odor was caused by a chemical found on wooden pallets used to store and ship those bottles from puerto rico. no. 4, if you're a night owl you're more likely to smoke and less likely to kick the habit. people who stay up late were less likely to quit over time compared to morning people. one possible reason? nicotine may help keep smokers up later. no. 3, forget waiting till the day after thanksgiving. black friday is in full swing at sears, amazon.com, wal-mart and toys r us. if you do your homework, you'll find more retailers rolling out new details this weekend. no. 2, a safe place to trick-or-
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treat halloween, prince george's county police station will welcome kids on halloween. each station is decorated. officers will give out candy between now through sunday night between 9:00 and 1 p.m. no. 1. you may be seeing one of these, the advanced screener. it can screen objects including weapons and explosives that may be hidden under layers of clothing and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. >> thank you, shawn. a lot of people coming in from out of town getting a real taste of what it's like here in washington in the fall. >> if they were coming from the northwest, they blue into town today. if they were coming -- blew into town today. if they were coming from the south, they had to fight the win. don't worry, visitors. it's -- wind. don't worry, visitors. it's going to be a nice weekend. i don't know how you like it to run a mayor ton because that's not something i've ever done.
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do i probably aspire to do that? no, but it looks pretty good for runners and the trick-or- treaters are going to be happy as well. so it looks like at least weatherwise we've got this whole thing figured out. 49 degrees in the city since last hour. gaithersburg is 39, frederick 43. we still have a little bit of wind out there. the winds are 10 to 15 miles per hour, a couple gusts 10 to 20 miles per hour, but most of the gustiness is on the eastern shore. cambridge is 52 degrees there. temperatures eventually will get older overnight. a frost advisory in place just to the west of town, fairfax county, montgomery county, you're included in that frost advisory. howard county as well. farther back to the west and northwest it is a freeze warning in place. that's frederick, that's loudoun and forth back out for our western counties and
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culpeper and frederick, virginia, places like that under the freeze warning now. temperatures are much colder up to north and west. pittsburgh is 39, columbus is 37. already beginning to see some warming, though. detroit is 45. chicago is 46. so we know there's some warm air out there and we begin to tap into a little bit of that briefly on sunday as temperatures actually come up to the middle 60s, okay? not for tomorrow, though. we're upper 50s to lower 60s, but tomorrow the winds will not nearly be as gusty as what they were today. overnight tonight generally clear skies. high pressure is kind of to the west and southwest of us, not the perfect place for that high pressure to be for the temperatures to get real cold. as a matter of fact, if the winds stay up just a little bit, if the winds stay up a little bit over 5 miles per hour, these temperatures will be tough to get down to, but i think at its coldest point here in the city we get down to 40. it may only be 41 or 42 again
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if the winds stay up a bit. gaithersburg down to freezing, warrenton 34, fredericksburg 34 and march tipsburg down to 30 and that's if the winds -- martinsburg down to 30 and that's if the winds completely go light. 61 tomorrow, warmer sunday with sunshine, temperature 64 degrees. so all things this weekend look good. again i mentioned the marathon was real nice. they have sunny skies, a chilly start, temperatures middle for thes to lower 50s about the time the race gets going. it will get a little warmer than that. how about for your trick-or- treats are out there? looks good, too. it will be nice and clear. it will be a little bit chilly once the sun sets and temperatures will be creeping down, if you will, to the 50s. the frost and freeze advisory in place, the freeze warning in place, chilly overnight tonight, 40 here in town, 30s out in the suburbs and tomorrow
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the headline is not so breezy. we'll have some high clouds. it looks really good, though, loads of sunshine, winds eventually going southwest. two storms, tropical storm shary and tomas, tom the one we'll watch because it's forecast to become a hurricane any time now and pull right out into the caribbean and it could bring some problems to the caribbean and make up into the gulf of mexico sometime next week. there's your five-day forecast. a little cooler after the weekend. enjoy it. it's going to be real nice. lindsay is coming back with sports. stay with us. the edge continues. oweanyo
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good evening. i'm lindsay murphy. the redskins would like nothing more than to exact some revenge on the lions. remember, they were the team that -- excuse me. i'm messing that up completely. they are the team detroit beat to end a 19 game losing skid last year. with a win sunday in the motor city the skins enter the bye week at 5-3, but they've got to watch out for 6' 5 236-pound calvin johnson. he has 29 catches, 437 yards and five touchdowns this year. in last year's meeting the skins kept him out of the end zone and limited him to five catches and 49 yards but they know he is still a tough match- up. >> he's a heck of a football player. he's a red zone nightmare. we've got a highlight tape.
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we're trying to figure out how to play him and put a tape together and it's like calvin johnson highlight tape. it's not supposed to be. it's supposed to be a red zone tape. >> extremely bright player, great leaping ability. they kind of throw it up there. he has the ability to make the play and he's got the ability to run pretty fast. really liked him coming out of college and he seems to get better every year. >> donovan mcnabb and the skins offense is still not where it needs to be. mcnabb entered the season with the lowest interception percentage but this year he has just six touchdown passes and seven ints including four in his last two games. mcnabb plans to stay aggressive in the passing games and knows it will take time to learn a new offense after 11 years in phillies scheme. >> i've been in this game for a while, but when you've played at a level for so long that's the way that you want to continue to play and i think that's what the guys have seen or competed against me all
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throughout the years have seen me play at that level. >> the longer you're in something, the more consistent you can be. he hasn't been as consistent as he wants to, as we want to, but we also kind of expected that. it takes time and i do think he's improving at it. the maryland football team is a far cry from last year's 2- 1 record. they won last week improving to 5-2, 2-1 in the conference. with a win over wake forest tomorrow the terps become bowl eligible. coach ralph friedgen is ready for his team to bring it. >> all the hard work that we've done from last february till now, you know, it really comes down to these next weeks and here's what we need to be pouring it on. not backing o we need to be more motivated than ever. >> ralph friedgen all fired up. the wizards opened their season last night in orlando suffering an embarrassing 29- point loss to the magic. they had tonight off to regroup for tomorrow's meeting on the
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road against the hawk. the offseason showmakers were back at it tonight. it's lebron's first regular season game in front of the miami home crowd the heat facing the magic. 1st quarter miami up 20-13. the magic turn it over. chris bosh outlets to lebron who throws up the alley-oop for dwayne wade, the big three making their presence felt. wade has company in miami but can do it himself. wade runs the for that, gets the hoop and the arm on a sixth fadeaway. heat lead at the break. miami starts the 3rd quarter on an 11-0 run. the big three combined for 52 points. the heat wins 96-70. the wizards will get their first taste of the big three one month from today exactly. one quick programming note. game three of the world series is tomorrow night 6:30 here on fox. the rangers are back home down two games to none. the edge will be right back. 
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if you're planning on being outdoors this weekend, it's going to be nice, 61 tomorrow, 64 sunday which is halloween. enjoy the weekend. temperatures get a little cooler next week. mount everest

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